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  • Big Potential

  • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and empowering!

  • By Carolyn Wiezorek on 02-11-18

really enjoyed

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

really enjoyed. got me thinking bigger picture of encouraging others at work and personal life

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  • The Man He Never Was

  • By: James L. Rubart
  • Narrated by: James L. Rubart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on - with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically. His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. Toren has no clue where he's been but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat Dissapointing

  • By ruth on 05-09-18

book is very good but performance was not edited.<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

enjoying the book but ch 31 is a mess. at one point the reader says "gosh dernit there are a lot of typos in this book". the production editors really missed all the retakes. pretty distracting.

  • Mastering the Seven Decisions

  • That Determine Personal Success
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

The Responsible Decision: The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny. The Guided Decision: I will seek wisdom. The Active Decision: I am a person of action. The Certain Decision: I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint have no power over me. The Joyful Decision: Today I will choose to be happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the All Time Best

  • By J. Pavao on 08-03-09

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-16

A book everyone needs to read to get unstuck from the daily grind and lift their eyes to what could be.

  • How Google Works

  • By: Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jonathan Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary - and frequently contrarian - principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There are useful ideas in this book

  • By Rajesh on 10-02-15

good insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-15

thought it was a good balance between you should do it this way vs. this is what works for us.

  • The Legacy Journey

  • A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,373

Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is "enough"? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth - and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most successful neighbors, but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leave a legacy

  • By Lou34 on 03-17-15

Dave info plus

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Lots of Dave info with some new perspectives on things I hadn't thought about before. very good.